G League: Leonard Miller was tied for the most double-doubles in February
Leonard Miller produced another double-double and played a key role on Tuesday to help lead the G League Ignite to a win over the Iowa Wolves at home.
Miller recorded 14 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and one steal in the 110-102 victory at The Dollar Loan Center. He finished by shooting 6-of-14 from the field in 36 minutes as the Ignite improved to 9-13 during the regular season.
The 19-year-old registered his seventh straight double-double, and 10th of the season, with the performance. He was tied with Alize Johnson (Wisconsin) for the most double-doubles in the G League during the month of February.
Miller averaged 17.5 points, 12.1 rebounds and two assists on 49.2% shooting from the field in eight games in February. He was fifth in rebounding among all players and third in offensive rebounding with 4.1 per game.
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— NBA G League Ignite (@gleagueignite) March 1, 2023
On a team that features Scoot Henderson, Miller is also projected to be a first-round pick this year in the NBA draft. He tested the pre-draft process last year, but ultimately withdrew from consideration and signed with the Ignite this season.
Miller, who was born in Canada, is highly touted for his ability on both ends of the floor. He does the majority of his work in the paint and has a great package of finishes. He is active as a cutter and hits the offensive glass hard, and is good for a few putbacks each game.
He will need to improve as a shooter, but the 6-foot-11 forward has the tools to be an impact player at the next level with his 7-foot-2 wingspan. He has improved throughout the year and projects to continue to get better at the next level.
With Henderson playing as the prized prospect on the Ignite, Miller is next in line to be drafted and is commonly projected to be selected in the mid-to-late first round. The decision to hold out on the draft for one more year appears to be paying off.
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